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Keeping people dumb and ignorant is the plan, and it’s working. Teach children about sexual fluidity but not logic, history, economics, and a nation can be transformed without ever firing a shot. No internment camps or Gulags are necessary. Cutting young people off from the past in government schools and social media makes them ripe to be propagandized with a new history. Debates aren’t allowed. In fact, debates aren’t necessary because with the new imposed agenda “everything is awesome!” The Left must stop the Piece of Resistance  (liberty) from capping the Kragle (tyranny). The Krazy Glue must be kept flowing to guard and make permanent the new agenda.

We’re seeing this with Google’s AI algorithm where “whiteness” is removed from history and “people of color” are substituted. Thus, George Washington, the “Father of our Nation,” was really a black man. If everything goes digital, and history books are relegated to the “dust bin of history,” real history can be written in an AI minute. Sean Davis posted this on X/Twitter:

If you ask Google’s AI whether “whiteness should be eliminated,” it says the answer is “complex and multifaceted” and tells you to study critical race theory and immerse yourself in “whiteness studies.” But if you ask Google’s AI if “blackness should be eliminated,” it says the very question is “deeply concerning and harmful” and “perpetuates violence and discrimination.”

There’s a worldview realignment going on. Politics has always been at the forefront of it, but when Christians began to get involved as an identified voting block in the 1980 presidential election, a new dimension was added to the worldview shift. Religiously, Catholics and Jews dominated politically. The Kennedys were Roman Catholic and Democrats. Most Jews voted for Democrats; they still do. How has that turned out for them? The same is true of Blacks. Evangelical Christians gravitated to the Republican Party after Roe v. Wade in 1973, and many Roman Catholics joined them.

As a result, Evangelicals became a substantial voting bloc that could not be ignored. As the Democrats moved further Left with no limits on abortion and their support for homosexual marriage, transgenderism, and sexual fluidity, Christian voters have become a persistent problem for them.

As is typical of the Left, defamation is the name of the game. Make Christians to be extremists in everything. Follow the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map.” To disagree with any of the Left’s pet positions means you are part of a hate group, hate as defined by the Left.

The new bogeyman is “Christian Nationalism.” Leftist Social Justice demands action, including violence. Christian Nationalism is like National Socialism, you know, Nazis! “The Christian nationalist movement … says that it’s my way or the highway and will resort to violence if we don’t get our way, which is what we saw happening on January 6,” Rob Reiner (“Meathead” on the TV show All in the Family) says.

January 6th is the Left’s version of Hitler’s Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass. Here’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s assessment of January 6th.

I grew up in Austria. I’m very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. It was a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938, by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys. Wednesday [January 6] was the Night of Broken Glass right here in the United States. The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol.

A bunch of idiots doing stupid stuff at the US Capitol was nothing compared to Kristallnacht. But such rhetoric is necessary when the facts don’t fit the narrative. Ninety-nine percent of the people who showed up at the Capitol on January 6th had nothing to do with the events that transpired. There was no attempt to take over the government. Jewish businesses weren’t destroyed. Maybe steroids have had some effect on Schwarzenegger’s mind.

TIME saw fit to publish this screed in 2022:

We are forgetting that January 6th was very much a religious event—white Christian nationalism on display. We must remember that fact. Because evidence is mounting that white Christian nationalism could provide the theological cover for more events like it.

What “more events”? What followed January 6th was the burning of major cities across the United States, theft of retail outlets that is still going on, and assaults on police officers. None of these types of things had anything to do with white “Christian nationalists.”

Christian Nationalism can mean anything the Left wants it to mean. Below is a pitiful example. The ignorance of this person is typical of what we see from public school educated children who are taught the right pronouns to say, but they don’t know much about history. Politico investigative reporter Heidi Przybyla said this on MSNBC’s “All In.”

We are going to hear words like Christian Nationalism [from Trump supporters], like the new re-formation. These are groups that you should get very schooled on because they have a lot of power in Trump’s circle, the one thing that unites all of them, because there’s many different groups orbiting Trump, but the thing that unites them as Christian nationalists — not Christians, by the way, because Christian nationalist is very different — is that they believe that our rights as Americans, as all human beings, don’t come from any earthly authority. They don’t come from Congress. They don’t come to the Supreme Court, they come from God.”

Przybyla needs to do more investigation. All Christians believe or should believe that our rights do not come from any governmental body. The Declaration of Independence spelled out the principle in 1776.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The logic is simple and direct: No Creator, no rights. Like our Founders, there is the need to recognize that the civil branch of government is not the grantor of rights or liberty. They are an endowment, a gift, from the Creator. Civil governments were instituted by God to ensure that these rights and freedoms remain. If our rights, privileges, and liberties come from the State, the State can just as easily take them away. It was done with slaves and today with unborn babies. Bill Federer comments:

To have individual rights the government cannot take away, rights must come from a power “higher” than government…. In his Inaugural Address, 1961, President John F. Kennedy put it this way: “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”

But if there is no God, where can the rights come from except from the “generosity of the State.” The State, then, becomes the new god. And what the State “gives,” the State can “take away.” This was espoused by German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, who influenced Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler. Hegel did not believe in the existence of God and thought the closest anyone could come to attaining “eternal life” was to create a government that would exist after their death. Thus, Communism teaches that citizens exist for the State’s benefit.

Without God, government transitions from being our servant to our master. President Harry S Truman addressed the Attorney General’s Conference, 1950: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount… If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State!”

Someone once said, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence,—it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

If believing our rights come from God and not the State, then Joe Biden was a Christian Nationalist before his Democrat policies drove him insane. He said it loud and clear until he became the government:

I believe all Americans are born with certain inalienable rights. As a child of God, I believe my rights are not derived from the Constitution. My rights are not derived from any government. My rights are not derived from any majority. My rights are because I exist…. They are given to me and each of my fellow citizens by our Creator, and they represent the essence of human dignity. 

Such words are only “true” when a politician wants to appeal to religious people for votes. Our nation’s written documents are props. After elected officials are in office, government is their god, and they are its representatives for the perpetuation of government over the people.

The most consistent expression of what Heidi Przybyla describes can be found in France in the eighteenth century. The Enlightenment philosophers of the day wanted a political system devoid of any religious foundation. To make their point, they changed the calendar to express a man-centered, secular, materialistic model by starting with a new Year One. Compare this with our Constitution which retains the Christian calendar. The Constitution, just above George Washington’s signature, states that the drafting took place “In the Year of Our Lord.” For the uninformed, “Our Lord” is a reference to the Lord Jesus Christ. The French revolutionaries understood the meaning and continued to secularize the calendar by rejecting the biblical creation week, going from seven to ten days. “The Cult of Reason was created in Revolutionary France as a replacement for Christianity. As the Revolution progressed more dechristianisation occurred taking most of the church’s land and making priests swear an oath of loyalty to the Revolution…. The Cult of Reason evolved to create formalised celebrations of Reason often with the equivalent of congregations. Later, Robespierre created “the Cult of the Supreme Being.” He believed France needed “a state religion.” (Source) During the French Revolution, a Goddess of Reason was proclaimed. As personification for the Goddess was celebrated in the Notre Dame Cathedral when she was put on the high altar (see image above).

Like Heidi Przybyla, the revolutionaries wanted a public expression of their rejection of the old regime of Christianity and the adoption of an “enlightened” worldview where political power (in the right hands, of course) reigns supreme.

What was the fruit of this branch of the Enlightenment? With no transcendent God to rule over them, no rights other than those granted by the State, and no laws other than those manufactured to keep the regime in power, blood literally ran in the streets. They couldn’t kill the enemies of the State fast enough. A new killing machine—the guillotine—was invented to speed up the executions of the enemies of the State.

For a half-century of self-exile, Christians saw their world change. Leftists brought the fight to us. The left pushed abortion and homosexuality down our throats. They stacked the courts. Prayer and Bible reading were removed from public schools. Activist judges, in the ideological pocket of the Left, work daily to remove every slogan, image, and word of Christianity from public sight.

Slaying Leviathan

Slaying Leviathan

In Slaying Leviathan, historian Glenn S. Sunshine surveys some of the stories and key elements of Christian political thought from Augustine to the Declaration of Independence. Specifically, the book introduces theories of limited government that were synthesized into a coherent political philosophy by John Locke. Locke, of course, influenced the American founders and was, like us, fighting against the spirit of Leviathan in his day. But his is only one of the many stories in this book.


God and Government

God and Government

The work of reviving America is far from finished, and Americans need to hear—now more than ever—the biblical and historical truths explained in God and Government. Now thirty years later, American Vision has thoroughly renovated, revised, and updated Gary DeMar’s monumental work into this beautiful one-volume hardback.


Author: Gary DeMar

Gary—who served as President of American Vision for thirty-five years—is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. Author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles, he has been featured by nearly every major news media outlet. Gary also has hosted The Gary DeMar Show, History Unwrapped, and the Gary DeMar’s Vantage Point Webshow and is a regular contributor to AmericanVision.org. Gary has lived in the Atlanta area since 1979 with his wife, Carol. They have two married sons and are enjoying being grandparents. Gary and Carol are members of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA).


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